Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We are getting married!

Brian Rogers and I will be sealed for time and all Eternity on June 25, 2011, in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. We are very excited!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Ravioli

Making fresh pasta by hand makes me happy. Whenever I feel less than great, all I need is some flour, eggs, salt and olive oil. These Ravioli took all day and my arms feel like I lifted weights. So worth it though. If I did this every week, I'd look like Popeye. Now I understand why all the real Italian Nonnas I knew looked like they could take anyone in an arm wrestle, they could!!
They didn't need a pasta machine, so I don't either. I love the old ways of doing things.
I just read "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken" by Laura Shenone.
What a fun read! Part novel, part recipe book.
Happy New Year, everybody!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last week Jackie and I went up to Richmond, Utah. Richmond is a little town just north of Logan. We were invited to Rockhill Creamery, where we spent a good part of a day making cheese with Jennifer. I will never look at cheese the same way again. We had such a great time, hard work making cheese, but great. Jackie and I hardly ever have a chance to spend much time together anymore.

Rockhill Creamery has 6 beautiful Swiss cows they affectionately call "the girls". A couple of them just had calves, so we got to go meet them too, so sweet. After making cheese, we smelled like milk and they really liked us. They are making beautiful cheese in very small batches. I have been truly inspired! I have made several recipes with their cheeses this week, all delicious. I have to say though that my pasta carbonara with the Zwitzer has been my far. I still have a few things in mind. These cheeses will be featured on the next menu at the Chef's Tasting dinner this week. I have been out meeting farmers and local food producers to bring extraordinary ingredients to the Farm to Fabulous Chef's tasting I'm cooking at the Flour Girls and Dough Boys Bakery in American Fork. Saturday nights, 6PM.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Brian is student of the week!

Brian was so excited to be the teacher's special helper all week. Today we celebrated in his classroom and even got to bring Duke for all of his friends to meet. It was awesome.
He brought a treat for everyone and had a really fun time.
Also, Brian has had 6 weeks of perfect spelling tests, so we will go to the nicklecade to have a fun reward tomorrow evening.
Way to go, Brian!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chef Brian

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jackie is having the best time at USU

Jackie and her friends are so dang cute!  I can't help living vicariously through them.  Here is a picture of her, Mel and Tara as the Sanderson sisters for halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I have had the opportunity to spend this past week with the most beautiful women I know. 

I want to dedicate this poem to them...


The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is in a Mother's role,
that is the true beauty of a woman,
reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman
with passing years only grows!

Author Unknown